Suspect in Fatal USC Attack Entered Country Illegally, Feds Say

Kate Mather and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, July 31, 2014

A 19-year-old charged with murder in connection with last week’s fatal assault on a USC graduate student told immigration officials that he entered the country illegally about seven years ago, a federal official said.

The official, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, said Jonathan DelCarmen made the comments during an interview at a Los Angeles County jail where he is being held in connection with the death of Xinran Ji, 24.

A spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed that an immigration detainer had been placed against DelCarmen. In a statement, spokeswoman Virginia Kice said ICE officials contacted DelCarmen at the jail Wednesday.

“ICE has lodged an immigration detainer against Mr. DelCarmen requesting that the Sheriff’s Department turn him over to ICE for possible follow-up immigration enforcement action if and when he is released from local custody,” Kice said.

Xinran Ji

Xinran Ji


DelCarmen is one of four teenagers charged with capital murder in the July 24 assault that killed Ji, an engineering graduate student from China. Police said Ji was walking home from a study group about 12:45 a.m. when he was attacked near campus, just blocks away from his apartment.

Police and prosecutors say Ji was beaten with a bat and suffered a head injury. Detectives said they believe he may have tried to get away from his attackers, only to be beaten a second time, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation.


DelCarmen and three others–identified as Andrew Garcia, 18; Alberto Ochoa, 17; and Alejandra Guerrero, 16–were charged Tuesday in connection with Ji’s death. The murder charge carries a special circumstance allegation that Ji was killed during an attempted robbery, allowing prosecutors the option of seeking the death penalty against DelCarmen and Garcia.

Because of their ages, Ochoa and Guerrero will not face the death penalty, but prosecutors said they could be sentenced to life in prison without parole if convicted. {snip}


After attacking Ji near campus, prosecutors say, the suspects drove to Dockweiler State Beach, where Garcia, Ochoa and Guerrero approached a man and a woman. Officials said the three robbed the woman, but the man escaped and flagged down police officers who were patrolling the area.

A criminal complaint alleges that the three again used a bat at the beach, and that Ochoa and Guerrero also used a knife.


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  • MekongDelta69

    How many murders by illegal aliens does this make now?

    [Rhetorical, sarcastic question]

    • Oil Can Harry

      How dare you slander these young idealistic DREAMers who are only doing the jobs Americans won’t do!

      As in hit jobs, heist jobs, snow jobs, etc.

  • D.B. Cooper

    So, we have a Chinese foreign student Affirmative Actioned into our college, while his country gets to remain 99.9% Asian. Then he’s killed by an illegal alien and his homies?

  • Truthseeker

    Every time I hear one of these stories, I become less sympathetic to these illegals. And I don’t have much sympathy to begin with.

    • Fathercoughlin

      I got zero

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    Diversity killing diversity. Sounds like a win-win situation to me. Hopefully, the diversity will be too busy fighting amongst each other when it comes time for racially awakened white men and women to get rid of these racial foreigners.

  • There’s a proneness to roving in packs, forming gangs, and exaggerated meanness to Mexicans. This poor lad’s parents were delayed coming into the country by the feds for a whole week. They invite the scum of the earth to illegally cross the border, but they dump all over a nice Chinese family coming to pick up the body of their boy.

    That two dead Asian students recently, murdered at the hands of Messcans. The other was a female, her story covered here on amren.

    Dreamers? They’re dreaming of blood and treasure, stolen off the dead bodies of their victims. Bush and Obama share the blame for the Asian boy’s death. I call them both out as murderers.

  • journey

    Blacks and Hispanics are the lowest on the racial evolutionary scale. But soon together
    will form a demographic majority in this once proud nation. A revolution is needed on many levels to re-set the course of this nation. Again and again, a quality gene pool determines the destiny of a nation. Senator Jeff Sessions gets it and is not afraid to announce it.

    • LHathaway

      lol, I’m sure he appreciates your support. . .

      • journey

        Unfortunately, he does not represent my state (would not stand a chance). And I believe most of the time he’s a voice in the wilderness – talking to the wind.

  • Fed Up

    Can’t help wonder what Russia does with “illegal immigrants.” Bet they don’t worry overly much over civil rights to be accorded to illegal immigrants.

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      The ones who are mass murderers and rapists get life in prison, or shot in the face by an officer. And the Russians have a prison called Black Dolphin that house only Muslim terrorists and mass murderers. In all cases armed men with assault rifles patrol the prison in the company of vicious Caucasian Shepherds like the one in the picture. They have no qualms about shooting, beating, imprisoning and expelling illegals.

      • Who Me?

        NICE doggy…!

        • Zaporizhian Sich

          I would give anything to see a black thug turn white literally of fright when one of these bounds towards him, LOL. He might become the fastest man alive, literally.

          • Who Me?

            Yup, The mental picture is pleasant to contemplate.
            Wonder how much that puppy weighs? 170 or so, without the hair?

          • Zaporizhian Sich

            At least 150lbs from the look of that one. Imagine how much he would eat every day.

  • Luca

    Four against one and they still had to use bats and knives? So-o-o-o- macho. What tough guys.

    Some day, if an illegal is stupid and unlucky enough to jump me like that you’ll be reading about some poor Trayvon Martinez.

    • Garrett Brown

      He knew Kung fuuuyyuyuuuuuuu

  • none of your business

    I agree with D.B. Cooper. I do free lance work now I am retired. I have been on the USC campus several times in the last year. It is a no Whites need apply school. I feel for this victim the same as I feel for the NYC Chinese who do not want blacks and hispanics in their neighborhood, who cares.
    Since 1940 it was blacks who murdered,robbed and raped USC. Now it is hispanics.
    The neighborhood around USC is a crime ridden ghetto like the neighborhoods around Columbia, Yale, Temple and many other universities. Pepperdine was nearby at one time. Pepperdine moved to Malibu decades ago to escape the blacks. A small women’s college, St. Mary’s joined with USC, basically abandoned its nearby campus and moved onto the USC campus. That was like medieval villagers moving into the castle when the
    hordes invaded.
    Anything is better than blacks I agree. But I have no sympathy for asian and hispanic victims of blacks or asians who are discriminated against in favor of blacks and hispanics when Whites are discriminated against every race and ethnic group in the world.

    2?3? years ago 2 USC Chinese foreign students were murdered by several blacks. At least it got in the local news. When the local blacks murdered White students there was a complete coverup.
    Other fun facts about USC. They have a lot of high rise dorms. Only men may live on the first 6 floors to prevent the blacks from breaking the windows and or using ladders to get to the women. Reminds me of the Muslim harem or medieval donjon method of keeping
    the women safe.

    Last but not least, the campus police do beat blacks who enter the campus. Best for the last. USC students have a high rate of gun ownership. The off campus men in the apartments and fraternity houses own lots of guns and do not hesitate to carry them in their hands when walking after dark

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      Maybe they should start shooting a few of them, a la Dirty Harry.

  • IKUredux

    Sorry. Don’t fing care about the victim or the perps. None of these people should be here. Frankly, I am tired of our tax dollars going to public education. Especially, when they are illegal, or, some bs asian/hispanic birthright babies, or, asians/hispanics who manage to sneak in here and take advantage of our SO CALLED free education.yeah, free for them. Not so much for the rest of us. I want this country to be the Cleaver Nation.

    • HE2

      Agree, IKU. I have no interest in either, Asian or mestizo. The Asian boy belonged in a Chinese uni, the street thug messcans at the end of a rope, or in a nasty, dirty Mexican prison for life.
      Infuriatingly, both ethnicities may be admitted to the Cal system on an AA basis, paying only in-state tuition, and in some messcan cases, no tuition at all.
      The admissions boards will pass up qualified White native applicants for this out of country China man’s tuition, paid for, of course, in cash. Cal wants that cash.

  • MBlanc46

    It seems that wherever blacks and browns concentrate, violent crime increases.

  • He just came here to take a better life.

  • none of your business

    USC may be a private university but it’s admissions policy is as anti White as any State University. Loyola seems to be the only university in Los Angeles that does not discriminate against Whites. It’s nice to go to that campus and see young Whites predominating instead of asians and hispanics.

  • IKUredux

    This does not change the points I made one bit. Tax dollars pay for public education from pre-school to high school.

  • These are the very criminal invaders President Oogabooga has recently encouraged to flood into our country. It must be nice to have armed Secret Service protection 24/7, but the rest of us don’t get that.

  • gemjunior

    He would have ended up back there anyway – after learning how to extract whatever American information that’s heavily guarded and bring it all back home to the motherland. That’s why the tech/engineering students are here a lot of the time – just to gather intelligence. Not that there is much left here anymore, and they know it too so they figure they may as well get the scrapings of the pot.

  • none of your business

    I agree with D.B. Cooper. Being a Californian I am very aware that for every asian foreign student worshipped by Englemann and Jared Taylor there is a better qualified White applicant discriminated against because of race.
    Dont be fooled by the conservative propaganda that asian students are better qualified than Whites. They are not. Many are superbly qualified but so are many Whites superbly qualified but are always denied admission in favor of asians.
    I’m a White nationalist, not a pro business non White alien hiring conservative. I’m a White nationalist who respects our Christian heritage not an ignorant Christian zionist bible thumper who cares more about Israel than the New Testament. I’m a White nationalist, not an anti abortion idiot who wants us overwhelmed by even more black and browns.
    Too bad about the young man but like the rest of the asian invasion, he should have stayed at home.

    • Graduate students are not being rejected or redirected in anything like the numbers that undergrads are. In the STEM fields (and Ji was in engineering) they’re usually there to do research, which their thesis or dissertation advisor publishes, and the university gets the rights to any patents that result.

      My complaint about Asian grad students when I was an undergrad was when they were assigned to teach tutorial and laboratory sections instead of working at research assistantships, tucked away in labs. Their English was frequently lousy to the point of incoherence, and we couldn’t understand some of their lesson material. That’s not what we thought we were paying tuition for. Accordingly, I always made sure my post-grad laboratory instructors were native English-speakers. When one is working with dangerous chemicals, it pays to understand what the teaching assistant has said!

  • none of your business

    Here is more about the ages of the murders.

    I’m sure the 14 year old girl will be in and out of jail, prison and al the rest of it for the rest of her life. All the court and jail expense will be borne by the White taxpayer.

    Teachable moment for the 10 year old. He asked me why USC is so dangerous I replied blacks and hispanics. He has decided he won’t go to that college.

  • none of your business

    Instead of The Talk” I am introducing my grandchildren to stories like these. I told them that the USC neighborhood is one of the most dangerous in Los Angeles and that is why the man was killed. When I was asked ” why is it so dangerous” I explained that the blacks moved in about 60 years ago and turned it into a crime ridden dangerous neighborhood. They seemed to have learned that all black and most hispanic neighborhoods are dangerous.

  • none of your business

    “lanceman IKUredux • 9 days ago
    USC is a private university, not part of the UCAL or CalState system.”

    USC, like almost all private universities gets all sorts of federal money including those federal student loans. Any university that gets even just student loan money must practice discrimination against Whites. If it doesn’t, not only is the federal spigot turned off, cut the university faces massive fines. The Catholic colleges and universities have had to accept gay and pro abortion organizations on their campuses or face being closed down by the feds. Even if a college refused to accept any federal, state or local government funding there is still the requirement that any college that accepts tuition paid by student loans must discriminate against Whites in admissions and accept the federal cause de jour including gay and abortion organizations in explicitly Catholic or Christian schools.

    Take the King’s shilling, do the King’s bidding. He who pays the piper calls the tune. Accept federal money and accept federal dictatorship. Even having a local liquor license for the sailing club or Moose Lodge means accepting affirmative action, gay rights and the rest of the War against Whites and traditional values.